Courtesy photos, clockwise from top left: Dale Robinette / Summit Entertainment; Douglas Barnes/Douglas Barnes Photography; Jesse Dittmar/Redux; George Salisbury/Warner Bros.

Courtesy photos, clockwise from top left: Dale Robinette / Summit Entertainment; Douglas Barnes/Douglas Barnes Photography; Jesse Dittmar/Redux; George Salisbury/Warner Bros.

Richie has interviewed some of the biggest figures in music, film, television, and radio, including Emma Stone, Ira Glass, The Flaming Lips, Sigur Rós, Conan O'Brien, Anderson Cooper, Sharon Jones, "Weird Al" Yankovic, and many others. Richie also occasionally writes outdoor columns about hiking. 

 

Selected Interviews & Features

** Transgender Life in Santa Barbara - December 15, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent - CNPA 1st Place Award Winner for Non-Profile Feature **  

Interview with Oshun’s Niambi and Thandiwe - May 09, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

Blood Orange’s Dev Hynes Talks Soundscapes and Beauty of Flaws - April 17, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

Pale Waves Splash Down at S.B. Bowl - April 6, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

Positively Russ Spencer - April 11, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

Spring Into April with Weyes Blood - March 29, 2019, Santa Barbara Independent

PJ Morton on Soul Music - November 27, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Jazzing It Up with Jeff Goldblum - October 30, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Puddles Pity Party Plays Santa Barbara - October 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Sophie Rose Headlines Girls Rock Benefit - September 25, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Laurence Juber’s Guitarist Gold - September 19, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Pacific Pride Celebrates LGBTQ Music at Pride Fest - August 23, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Interview: Ada Vox - August 22, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Karl Denson Expands His Funk-Soul Universe - August 21, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

OWL Entertainment: S.B. Hip-Hop Takes Flight - July 24, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Talkin' Toad the Wet Sprocket with Dean Dinning - July 16 2018, Santa Barbara Independent 

Interview: The Wiggles Founder, Anthony Field - May 30, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Peter Harper's Cycles of Song and Soul - April 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Chef's Corner: Sandra Adu Zelli and Brian Dodero - April 11, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

A Perfect Circle Returns - April 10, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Dante Elephante Looks Ahead - March 1, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Spoon Drummer Jim Eno Talks New Album - January 17, 2018, Santa Barbara Independent

Blind Boys of Alabama at Campbell Hall - December 13, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Derek Trucks Trucks On - November 1, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Odesza/Sofi Tukker - October 18, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Andrew Bird: Andrew Bird's Sound World - October 10, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent 

Ira Glass Interview - Through Ira's Looking Glass - October 5, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent 

Wayne Coyne, The Flaming Lips Interview - September 29, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Yoga Teaching in Santa Barbara - August 24, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Bryan Ferry Interview - August 14, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Ishi-Dōrō Light the Path at Lotusland - June 8, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Goya Through Jeanne Smith Morgan’s Eyes - June 6, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Surf Meets Turf at Star Lane-Dierberg - May 18, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Dear Baby Boomers Who Deny Climate Change - April 29, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

David Sedaris on Finding and Keeping Stories - April 25, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Coachella Interview: Sofi Tukker - April 18, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Words on One Last Waking Dream, Lucidity 2017 - April 14, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Sigur Rós Comes to Town - April 6, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Make a Great Escape with The Moth - The Moth, March 30, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Arnoldi’s Chef Is Cracking Pi - March 9, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Alton Brown Gets Cooking at Arlington Theatre - March 9, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Billy Crystal Comes to Santa Barbara - February 16, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

One Last Tour for David Cassidy - February 16, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Kamasi Washington’s Epic Jazz Hits UCSB - February 8, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

A Chat with Emma Stone - February 2, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Looking on the Bright Side with Luis Muñoz - January 5, 2017, Santa Barbara Independent

Nobody Does it Like Nicky D - November 15, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Consciously Creative: Hauschka, The Kin, and Fred Johnson at the Lobero - November 3, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Joan Baez: A Singer for All Times - October 27, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Jethro Tull: A Rock Opera with a Consciousness - October 13, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Wise Words from Weyes Blood - October 5, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Matisyahu Breaks the Mold at One Love Experience - September 29, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Sheila E.’s Beat Goes On at Chumash Casino Resort - September 8, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

'Weird Al': Still Weird After All These Years - July 28, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Suga Free Talks the Sweet Life - July 28, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Interview with a Goo Goo Doll - July 14, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

A Talk with CCR’s Doug Clifford - July 11, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

The English Beat’s Dave Wakeling Discusses the Rhythms of Life - June 2, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

A Farewell to Prince - April 28, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

A Deep Conversation with Glen Phillips - April 25, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

The 1975 Play the S.B. Bowl - Matt Healy interview, April 14, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Conan O’Brien Chats with Arlington Theatre - April 7, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen @ Arlington Theatre - March 10, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

David Crosby Plays Solo at the Granada Theatre - March 17, 2016, Santa Barbara Independent

Anything Goes with Gerry Gibbs - December 24, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent

This Is She: Melissa Etheridge to Play Campbell Hall - November 12, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent

Gregory Blackstock Visits Devereux Center - October 29, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent

Old Is New Again with Dave Rawlings Machine - October 15, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent

Scientist and Dylan Judah Say Hello, World, to UCSB - October 6, 2015, Santa Barbara Independent